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Construction Begins on Bourne Community Solar Farm

March 16, 2015

Dublin, OH — IGS Solar, LLC, a turn-key commercial and residential solar provider, has teamed up with New Bedford, MA-based firm Beaumont Solar Co., a full-service solar energy system installer, to build a 1.3MW ground-mounted solar array that will provide renewable energy to the Bourne community.

“We are delighted to be working with IGS and the local community to make this groundbreaking project a reality,” said Phil Cavallo, president & CEO of Beaumont Solar Co. “A hallmark of making this initiative come to life for the rate payers in this community has been the ability to work cooperatively with local town, utility, and state agencies.”

Patrick Smith, vice president of IGS Solar, agreed, “Through successful collaboration and careful planning, we’re pleased to be able to bring renewable energy to the community.”

The community solar farm is currently being constructed at 53 MacArthur Blvd in Bourne. It will provide participating local businesses and residents with the opportunity to save on their electric bills and have access to clean, renewable energy. Additionally as part of the project, IGS and the primary customer in the program, the Bourne Recreation Authority, have signed a long-term agreement to provide clean energy to the John Gallo Ice Arena.

“I know that I speak on behalf of the members of the Bourne Recreation Authority in stating how thrilled we are in signing this agreement with IGS Solar to significantly reduce our energy costs at the John Gallo Ice Arena,” said Gregory A. Folino, chairman of the board for the Bourne Recreation Authority. “I would like to sincerely thank our professional staff, our consultant Sia Karplus of Science Wares Inc., and the wonderful people of Beaumont Solar and Fiddler’s Green for all of their hard work during the past three years to bring this concept to fruition.”

Enrollment in the program is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to enroll, interested Bourne businesses and residents are invited to visit the IGS Solar website at http://www.IGSsolarpower.com/bourne or call IGS at 866-801-9928.

About the IGS Solar and Beaumont Solar Partnership

IGS Solar and Beaumont Solar have teamed up to deliver comprehensive solar solutions to businesses, residents, communities, and non-profit organizations in the Northeast. These solutions are provided through power purchase agreements (PPAs), which enable customers to benefit from clean, renewable energy with no capital expense and no ongoing equipment responsibility.

About IGS Solar

IGS Solar provides residential and commercial customers with an opportunity to participate in creating a sustainable energy future with no upfront investment. As part of the IGS Energy family, IGS Solar is dedicated to providing innovative solar energy solutions to its customers and the greater community. Since 1989, IGS Energy has been an advocate for change in the energy industry. As one of the largest independent energy suppliers, we help more than one million residential, commercial, and industrial consumers make smart energy decisions.

About Beaumont Solar

Beaumont Solar is recognized as one of the leading project developer and EPC providers of solar energy to commercial, municipal and utility customers throughout New England.  A streamlined, vertically integrated business model allows Beaumont Solar to be at the highest quality standards and the highest value to our end customers. For further information regarding Beaumont Solar, contact marlene@beaumontsolarco.com.